Neon Nights

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Neon Nights
Studio album by Dannii Minogue
Released 17 March 2003
9 November 2007 (Deluxe Edition)
Recorded 2002/2003
Genre Dance-pop, electropop
Length 58:30
Label London, Warner Music UK (UK)
Ultra Records (US)
Rhino (Deluxe Edition)
Producer Ian Masterson, Korpi & Blackcell, Neïmo, Terry Ronald, Jean-Claude Ades, Jewels & Stone, Gil Cang, Jock-E
Dannii Minogue chronology
The Singles / The Remixes
(1998)
Neon Nights
(2003)
The Hits & Beyond
(2006)
Alternative cover
2007 Reissue
Singles from Neon Nights
  1. "Who Do You Love Now?"
    Released: 19 November 2001
  2. "Put the Needle on It"
    Released: 4 November 2002
  3. "I Begin to Wonder"
    Released: 3 March 2003
  4. "Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling"
    Released: 9 June 2003

Neon Nights is the fourth studio album by Australian singer Dannii Minogue. It was released by London Records on 17 March 2003 and was primarily produced by Ian Masterson, Korpi & Blackcell, Neïmo and Terry Ronald. It was re-issued in November 2007 with a bonus disc of remixes and different artwork.

Background[edit]

It received a generally positive reception from music critics, some of whom complimented its mix of pop sophistication, club culture and accessibility,[1] and some of whom felt as though its 1980s retro sound was too dated. It was Dannii's first studio album in six years since 1997's Girl.[2]

In November 2001, Minogue released the single, "Who Do You Love Now?", a collaboration with Riva. Described by Sound Generator as a "nice serene and dreamy vocal on the dance floor anthem", the song peaked at number three on the UK singles chart, and reached number one on the dance charts.[3] In Australia, the song peaked at number fifteen, while in the United States the song was released to dance clubs, and reached number twelve on the United States' Billboard Dance Club chart.[4] In 2001, Minogue signed a six album deal with London Records, a subsidiary of Warner Music International.[5]

Neon Nights became Minogue's most successful album release, and reached number eight in the United Kingdom, where it was certified Gold.[4] In Australia the album was moderately successful, and reached number twenty-five on the albums chart, and it was nominated for "Best Pop Release" at the 2003 ARIA Music Awards making it Minogue's only ARIA nomination to date.

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[6]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[7]
BBC Music positive[8]
MusicOMH positive[9]

Neon Nights was met with generally positive reviews. John Lucas of Allmusic described it as a "varied collection, a veritable pick and mix of the European dance scene at the turn of the century" and felt that it "flows better than any of Dannii's albums have before."[7] Jack Smith of BBC Music called it "a pleasant cocktail of pop sophistication, club culture and accessibility" that "goes a long way to remind the world of Dannii's powerful vocals."[8] Alexis Kirke of MusicOMH praised the singles "Who Do You Love Now?", "Put the Needle on It" and "I Begin to Wonder" and stated that "if Dannii cannot win and hold a position of new popularity with this album [...], she may never get another chance."[9] Ron Slomowicz of About.com felt that Neon Nights is "good pop music," though "generic in some songs" with some "obvious filler."[6] In a retrospective for the album's 10th anniversary, Mike Wass of Idolator wrote that "it’s one thing to create an excellent three-and-a-half-minute dance-pop song, but another to sustain the appeal over an entire album. Kylie managed it with Fever, Madonna followed suit on Confessions on a Dance Floor. Dannii’s contribution to the genre is every bit as good as those classics."[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Put the Needle on It"   Henrik Korpi, Mathias Johansson, Karen Poole, Dannii Minogue Korpi & Blackcell 3:24
2. "Creep"   Korpi, Johansson, Poole, Minogue Korpi & Blackcell 3:28
3. "I Begin to Wonder"   Dacia Bridges, Olaf Kramolowsky, Jean-Claude Ades, Minogue, Ian Masterson Jean-Claude Ades 3:40
4. "Hey! (So What)"   Hannah Robinson, Julian Gingell, Barry Stone Jewels & Stone 3:32
5. "For the Record"   Korpi, Johansson, Poole, Minogue Korpi & Blackcell 3:21
6. "Mighty Fine"   Gil Cang, E. Winstanley, Sekou Bunch, Thomas Brown, Thomassina Smith Gil Cang 3:55
7. "On the Loop"   Bruno Alexandre, Camille Troillard, Minogue, Matthieu Joly, Terry Ronald Neïmo 3:28
8. "Push"   Minogue, Masterson, Ronald, John Guldberg, Tim Stahl Thriller Jill 3:21
9. "Mystified"   Masterson, Ronald, Minogue Thriller Jill 3:43
10. "Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling"   Alexandre, Troillard, Minogue, James Khari, Joly, Ronald Neïmo 3:31
11. "Vibe On"   Savan Kotecha, J. Bjorklund, Minogue Jock-E 3:40
12. "A Piece of Time"   Alexandre, Troillard, Minogue, Joly, Ronald Neïmo 3:22
13. "Who Do You Love Now?"   H. Pulmann, G. van Vlaanderen, Victoria Horn Riva 3:26
14. "It Won't Work Out"/"Come and Get It" (Sebastian Krieg Remix) Masterson, Ronald, Minogue/Ades, Minogue, Robinson Thriller Jill/Jean-Claude Ades 12:37

Enhanced footage[edit]

Appears on all regular editions of Neon Nights.

  1. "Who Do You Love Now?" music video
  2. "Put the Needle on It" music video
  3. "I Begin to Wonder" music video
  4. Photo gallery

Bonus tracks[edit]

Japanese edition
  1. "Begin to Spin Me Around" (Dannii Minogue vs Dead or Alive) (Radio Edit) – 3:16
  2. "Don't Wanna Lose This Groove" (Radio Edit) – 3:17

Deluxe Edition (2007)[edit]

Disc one[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Put the Needle on It"   Korpi, Johansson, Poole, Minogue Korpi & Blackcell 3:24
2. "Creep"   Korpi, Johansson, Poole, Minogue Korpi & Blackcell 3:28
3. "I Begin to Wonder"   Bridges, Kramolowsky, Ades, Minogue, Masterson Jean-Claude Ades 3:40
4. "Hey! (So What)"   Robinson, Gingell, Stone Jewels & Stone 3:32
5. "For the Record"   Korpi, Johansson, Poole, Minogue Korpi & Blackcell 3:21
6. "Mighty Fine"   Cang, Winstanley, Bunch, Brown, Smith Gil Cang 3:55
7. "On the Loop"   Alexandre, Troillard, Minogue, Joly, Ronald Neïmo 3:28
8. "Push"   Minogue, Masterson, Ronald, Guldberg, Stahl Thriller Jill 3:21
9. "Mystified"   Masterson, Ronald, Minogue Thriller Jill 3:43
10. "Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling" (Single Version) Alexandre, Troillard, Minogue, James Khari, Joly, Ronald Neïmo 3:31
11. "Vibe On"   Kotecha, Bjorklund, Minogue Jock-E 3:40
12. "A Piece of Time"   Alexandre, Troillard, Minogue, Joly, Ronald Neïmo 3:22
13. "Who Do You Love Now?"   Pulmann, van Vlaanderen, Horn Riva 3:26
14. "Come and Get It" (Radio Version) Ades, Minogue, Robinson Jean-Claude Ades 3:26
15. "Nervous"   Masterson, Ronald, Minogue Thriller Jill 4:21
16. "Just Can't Give You Up"   Masterson, Ronald, Minogue Thriller Jill 3:42
17. "Hide and Seek"   Masterson, Ronald, Minogue Thriller Jill 3:03
18. "Don't Wanna Lose This Groove"   Alexandre, Troillard, Minogue, James Khari, Joly, Ronald, Madonna Ciccone, Steve Bray Neïmo 3:17
19. "(Est-ce Que) Tu M'aimes Encore"   Pulmann, van Vlaanderen, Horn, I. Nesmon Riva 3:26
20. "Goodbye Song"   Masterson, Ronald Thriller Jill 3:51
21. "It Won't Work Out" (Acoustic Version) Masterson, Ronald, Minogue Fraser T Smith 4:27

Disc two[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Don't Wanna Lose This Groove" (Extended Version) 5:05
2. "Begin to Spin Me Round" (Extended Version) 5:11
3. "Who Do You Love Now?" (Riva's Bora Bora Club Mix) 8:10
4. "Put the Needle on It" (Jason Nevins Freak Club Creation Mix) 8:15
5. "Hide and Seek" (Thriller Jill Original Extended Mix) 6:36
6. "Come and Get It" (Jerome Isma-Ae Remix) 6:38
7. "Put the Needle on It" (Tiga's Cookies Dub) 4:51
8. "Creep" (Jon Dixon Club Mix) 6:38
9. "I Begin to Wonder" (Almighty Transensual Club Mix) 7:57
10. "Put the Needle on It" (Cicada Vocal Mix) 2:29
11. "Come and Get It" (Sharam Jey Remix) 6:12
12. "Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling" (Jupiter Ace Speared Thru the Heart Mix) 4:15

B-sides[edit]

  • "Nervous" – 4:21 ("I Begin to Wonder")
  • "Hide and Seek" – 3:05 ("I Begin to Wonder")
  • "Goodbye Song" – 3:12 ("Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling")

Samples[edit]

Multiple samples were featured on the album:

  1. "Mighty Fine" contains a sample from "Thighs High" performed by Tom Browne.
  2. "Push" contains a sample from "White Horse" performed by Laid Back.
  3. "Begin to Spin Me Around" is a mash-up between Minogue's song "I Begin to Wonder" and Dead or Alive's 1984 hit "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)".
  4. "Don't Wanna Lose This Groove" is another mash-up between Minogue's song "Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling" and Madonna's 1985 hit "Into the Groove".

Release and promotion[edit]

Promotion[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
28 April 2003 London United Kingdom Hackney Empire
6 July 2003 Party in the Park
27 July 2003 Glasgow Hampden Park
3 August 2003 Cork Ireland Guinness Michelstown Festival
North America
24 September 2003 New York City United States Webster Hall
Europe
25 August 2004 Athens Greece MTV Beach Beats
August 2004 Toronto Canada The Docks/Polson Pier
28 August 2004 Istanbul Turkey Club Laila
23 October 2004 London United Kingdom Astoria

Chart performance[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[11] 25
Dutch Albums Chart[12] 65
French Albums Chart[13] 49
German Albums Chart 68
Japanese Albums Chart[14] 134
UK Albums Chart[15] 8
U.S. Billboard Top Electronic Albums 17

Certification[edit]

Country Certification Sales
United Kingdom BPI[4] Gold 100,000+

Release details[edit]

All editions released by London/Warner Music Group/Ultra Records.
Release format Country Cat. No. Release date
Standard United Kingdom 2564600032 17 March 2003
Europe 25646 01105 17 March 2003
Australia 2564600032 April 2003
Colombia 2564600032 2003
Hong Kong & Taiwan 2564600032 2003
Canada 2.60003 21 June 2003
Japanese album Japan WPCR-11579 2003
U.S. album United States UL 1173-2 7 October 2003
Deluxe Edition United Kingdom 5144 25021 2 5 November 2007

Credits and personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC.co.uk
  2. ^ Amazon.co.uk
  3. ^ "A 'proper' record from young Dannii of well crafted little gems". SoundGenerator.com. 19 March 2002. Retrieved 12 December 2006.
  4. ^ a b c DanniiMusic.com Chronology. Retrieved 30 June 2006
  5. ^ "Dannii Minogue Ditched By Record Label". ContactMusic.com. Retrieved 22 January 2007.
  6. ^ a b Slomowicz, Ron (2003). "Dannii Minogue – Neon Nights". About.com. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  7. ^ a b Lucas, John (2003). "Neon Nights – Dannii Minogue". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  8. ^ a b Smith, Jack (2003). "Dannii Minogue Neon Nights Review". BBC. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  9. ^ a b Kirke, Alexis (2003-03-17). "Dannii Minogue – Neon Nights". MusicOMH. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  10. ^ Wass, Mike (2013-05-18). "Dannii Minogue’s ‘Neon Nights’ Turns 10: Backtracking". Idolator. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dannii Minogue – Neon Nights". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  12. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dannii Minogue – Neon Nights". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  13. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dannii Minogue – Neon Nights". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  14. ^ Neon Nights/ORICON
  15. ^ "Dannii Minogue – Neon Nights". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 

External links[edit]

  • DanniiMusic.com – official website (including lyrics to the songs on Neon Nights).